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August Weather Summary & Harvest Outlook

August was another rainy month across the Panhandle, but there was a wide variation in rainfall across the region.  The western counties had large areas with 10-15 inches (hot pink) and even some areas nearer to the coast with more than 15″.  The eastern counties were much drier, except along the coast with a range …

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July Weather Summary and August Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of rainfall in July 2017 across the Panhandle. Rainfall July was more typical than the previous month with scattered summer showers that were anything but uniform.  For the most part, coastal areas received higher totals than further inland.  While there were isolated areas in hot pink that received over 10″ for …

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Recent Weather Fueling Fungi

Florida’s panhandle has received quite a bit of rain this summer. In the last three months, depending on the location, approximately 15 to 35 inches of rain have come down, with the western panhandle on the higher end of that range. In addition to the rain, we all know how hot it has been with …

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June Weather Summary and July Forecast

National Weather Service estimates for June 2107 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle June was certainly a much wetter month than May.  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Gulf Counties received 15″ of rainfall (dark purple) with large areas of more than 20″ (white).  Tropical Storm Cindy brought much of the extra rainfall for the month.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/08/june-weather-summary-and-july-forecast/

April 2016 Weather Summary and 3 Month Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for April 2016 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle. April was a wetter than average month in most locations across the Panhandle, but nothing like the April rains of 2014 and 15.  There were a few pockets in hot pink that had over 10″ of rainfall for the month while portions of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/april-2016-weather-summary-and-3-month-outlook/

1st Quarter 2016 Weather Summary and Planting Season Outlook

The National Weather Service estimates for March 2016 rainfall show wide variation across the Panhandle.  ore than 10″ fell in northwestern Santa Rosa County with less than 5″ in Jefferson and northeast Walton. Just when it seemed El Niño had lost it’s grip, the deluges started again at the end of March.  Many farmers were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/09/1st-quarter-2016-weather-summary-and-planting-season-outlook/

February Weather Summary and Spring Forecast

National Weather Service estimated rainfall for February 2016. February 2016 The National Weather Service estimated that rainfall ranged from  10″ to as little as 2″ in February across the Florida Panhandle.  The dark red portions of the map received between 8-10″ and the light tan and yellow areas only 2-4″.  The map clearly shows where …

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January Panhandle Weather Summary & February Outlook

January was a more normal month for much of the Florida Panhandle.  Much of the soil is still somewhat saturated from all of the rain at the end of 2015, but from the map above you can see that the majority of the region had less than 6″ in January 2016.  Portions of Okaloosa, Walton, …

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Cold Weather is a Good Thing for Fruit Trees

We may be suffering from the recent low temperatures, but temperate fruit trees such as peaches and apples require a period of cold weather in order to become cold hardy and produce a good crop. What is Cold Hardiness? Cold hardiness is the ability of a plant to survive low temperatures.  However, every cold event …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/27/cold-weather-is-a-good-thing-for-fruit-trees/

Panhandle December 2015 Weather Summary

National Weather Service estimates for December 2015 Rainfall in the Panhandle. December was a very wet month for much of the Panhandle, but there was wide variation with eastern counties having much lower totals.  The areas in hot pink show areas that received more than 10″ in December.  Portions of Jefferson and Wakulla had less …

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